JERUSALEM (Nov. 3)
Foreign Minister Yigal Allon told the Cabinet yesterday that several delegations in the United Nations were working to postpone the vote in the General Assembly plenary on the Third Committee’s anti-Zionist draft resolution. He said that there were better prospects to achieve this goal than to secure a majority vote against the draft. The Foreign Minister also said that Israel’s campaign to explain Zionism is currently in full swing.
Reviewing the situation in Lebanon, Allon described the events there as “a full-scale civil war,” He said the Moslems were clearly aiming at an Islamization of the country, and the first target was Beirut.
In other actions, the Cabinet approved Premier Yitzhak Rabin’s proposal to appoint Knesseter Zevulun Hammer leader of the “Young Guard” of the National Religious Party, to the Cabinet as Welfare Minister. Welfare Minister Michael Hazani died several months age and Interior Minister Yosef Burg had been holding the portfolio until the new appointment was made.
The Cabinet also approved the appointment of Prof. Pinhas Sussman, a lecturer in agriculture at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as director general of the Defense Ministry, succeeding the late Yitzhak Ironi who died of a heart attack in New York several weeks ago.